Dienogest is used to reduce the painful symptoms of both endometriosis and the lesions. It decreases the amount of estrogen, a type of female hormones, and thus, slows the growth of the tissue outside the womb.
Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the one lining the inside of the womb, known as the endometrium, can be found outside the womb itself or on other nearby organs such as the pelvic wall ovaries, bladder and bowel.
Common side effects include:
Inform your doctor if these side effects become severe and bothersome.
The medication may cause blood clots to form. However, this is rare and the doctor would have evaluated and weighed its benefits over risks before prescribing the medication for you.
The symptoms of blood clot include one or more of the following:
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
This medication may affect bone strength, especially in those aged 12 - 18 years old. However, this is rare and the doctor would have evaluated and weighed its benefits over risks before prescribing the medication for you. The doctor may also prescribe additional supplements such as calcium and Vitamin D to help improve bone strength.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
Keep your tablets in the blister pack until it is time to take them.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.